On site safety courses go online

HYDRAULICS specialist Enerpac has introduced a series of online hydraulic safety training sessions for operators using its 10,000psi hydraulic tools.
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Online courses are being developed for those who use Enerpac tools.

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Enerpac has already been running its training sessions on site. In response to the COVID-19 crisis it has put the courses on line.

"Many industrial companies are performing essential tasks and continuing to work, and many others are adapting rapidly to a changing environment," Enerpac channel and product leader Australasia Andrew Marsh said.

"Whichever the case, we'd like to make our safety training sessions readily available for all.

"They are typically conducted onsite for the convenience of the customer, but hosting them online makes the most sense right now."

Marsh said the Goal Zero initiative aimed for zero harm to employees, customers and end users of Enerpac's equipment.

"These safety training courses are an important way of achieving Goal Zero by training staff on safety best-practices with hydraulic tool," he said.

The courses cover topics such as:

  • Tool inspections and correct workplace use guidance;
  • Maintenance and storage practices that optimise safety and uptime;
  • Spotlighting potentially dangerous practices unique to high pressure hydraulic tools; and
  • Extending tool life and increasing productivity.

The courses are open to anyone who uses or supervises the use of hydraulic tools, including tool users; supervisors; inspectors; safety managers; project and site engineers; maintenance shutdown engineers; administration and management staff concerned with risk assessment and management; and training and development managers.

Enerpac territory manager South Australia and Northern Territory Karl Gautam said the online courses were a great way for companies to get a head-start on safety initiatives before a potential post-COVID-19 boom in activity.

"Once everything is back up and running, companies are going to be busy but safety is always a priority on site," Gautam said.

"Now is the ideal time to refresh and expand hydraulic tool safety knowledge in preparation for busier days ahead."